Get the GISt: GIS Basics for Academic Researchers




Dede-Bamfo, Nathaniel

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Want to boost your research and take it to the next level? Join the TWU Libraries and Dr. Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo of Texas State University for a virtual hands-on workshop on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) fundamentals.

GIS is a tool used by researchers in every discipline and industry to connect data to maps, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). Through the use of geographic data and enhanced data analysis, GIS can identify trends and patterns, reveal explanations and solutions, and influence decision-making processes.

At this workshop you will learn-

  • How GIS is used by researchers in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities

  • How GIS can enhance your research

  • ArcGIS basics

  • How and where to find and use quality data sources

Presenter: Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo, PhD, GISP

Dr. Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo is the GIS Services Specialist at the Albert B. Alkek Library, at Texas State University. He is a passionate academic with over ten years of experience in teaching and conducting research, particularly in the field of Geospatial Science.



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